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Network Drops Says "Don't Run Ethernet Cables Longer Than 100 Meters," Explains Why

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 12:07 PM CDT, Tue, September 27,2016

Allentown, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/27/2016 -- The New Jersey-based data cabling contractor, Network Drops, just released an article detailing the importance of ethernet cable length, and why cables will lose effectiveness or cease to work after a certain length.

"There is definitely such thing as too long," said Network Drops' leader, Scott Fcasni, going to explain that "a general recommendation is not to let your Cat5 or Cat6 cables go beyond 100 meters."

Fcasni's article, however, noted that many factors play into how long cables should be if they want to see optimal effectiveness—like particular networks' loads, usages and timing.

The most common types of networking cables include Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 cords. "While they all look identical on the exterior, there are differences to each of them," Fcasni said. Cat5e and Cat6 cables are more modern updates to Cat5 cables, and are a bit faster and more efficient, with less interference.

The reason why Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 cables cap out at around 100 meters is because of a phenomenon that occurs in physics called attenuation. When a flux (such as a data transmission) travels through a medium (such as a Cat5e cable), it will lose intensity as it moves away from its point of origin.

Network Drops installs and manages networking infrastructures to businesses throughout New Jersey, so they can focus on their operations without having to deal technological issues or employ their own IT departments.

To learn more about Network Drops and their expertise in Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 cabling, please visit the company's website— where the full write-up can be read. To touch base, please dial 609-601-5161.

About Network Drops
Network Drops is a Central New Jersey-based network cabling service that provides and installs various cables to clients across the State. They specialize in cat 5/5e, cat 6, fiber optic, voice, commercial wireless and security services and installation. The company, which has been in existence since 1986, is equipped to handle jobs of any size, large or small, and is happy to provide their potential clients with complimentary, no obligation quotes.

To learn more about Network Drops, or to get in touch, please visit their website at http://www.networkdrops.com/.

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